Haley Bohon asks the question: are non-existent rules holding you back from being a pioneer?

On Friday, October 3, hundreds of creative Charlotteans gathered at Warehouse 242 to explore our global theme of “Pioneer” along with 177 fellow chapters around the world. Haley shared her story of launching the immensly popular SkillPop – an entrepreneurial success story still in the making. Like that of any pioneer, Haley’s tale is one of both courage and uncertainty, while also inspiring us all to keep our eyes on the prize. Rather than carving a path, Haley relates to her journey as akin to climbing a mountain, and her transparency makes it relatable to anyone who is compelled to create.

About the speaker

Haley Bohon graduated from NC State University with her B.S in Mechanical Engineering and since has worked both in Product Development for a Fortune 500 company and in project management for a local tech company. Currently, Haley is the founder and CEO of SkillPop, a company working to make in-person learning accessible here in Charlotte through hosting community-based pop-up classes on topics such as photography, gardening, social media and more, all taught by local professionals. SkillPop expanded to Raleigh, NC in 2016 and has recently launched in Greenville, SC; with all three cities combined the company has held over 850 classes and has facilitated learning for over 10,000 students.

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